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Jones preparing for Lebedev, Sheika-Wilson live tonight on GFL, McGuinness, Lupo, Fish in action on 6/24

PENSACOLA, Fla. (April 21, 2011) – Legendary eight-time world boxing champion and future hall of famer Roy Jones Jr. is currently training in Northwest Florida for his upcoming fight against Denis Lebedev scheduled for Saturday, May 21 in Moscow, Russia. The fight will be at the Cruiserweight limit of 200 lbs. and is the only title between Middleweight and Heavyweight that has eluded Jones.

During yesterday’s training session, Jones displayed the awesome speed and finesse that made him world famous. At one point, his work on the speed ball was so fast that the camera was simply unable to capture it.

After his training session, Roy stated, “I feel really great at this weight and camp couldn’t be going better. I’m looking forward to going to Russia and showing Lebedev and the rest of the world that Roy Jones, Jr. is still making his mark in the boxing world.”

“The Battle of Two Empires: Jones, Jr. vs. Lebedev” is being promoted by Square Ring Promotions and Vlad Hrunov.

RE-LIVE SHEIKA – WILSON I TONIGHT FREE ON GFL

NEW YORK / ATLANTIC CITY (April 21, 2011)—It was one of the better action fights of 2010 and this Saturday night Omar Shieka and Garrett Wilson re-acquaint each other after their four round war that thrilled the fans on March 26th, 2010 in Hamilton, New Jersey.

In that fight it was Wilson who dominated the former four-time world title challenger over the first two plus rounds as he scored at will. Wilson’s confidence rose to the point where he was playing to the crowd and that cost him as he got caught in round four and eventually stopped.

Now they meet again this Saturday night at Caesars in Atlantic City but this time a lot is on the line as the USBA Cruiserweight title and world ranking’s will be on the line.

To get fans ready for this much anticipated rematch, the first fight will be replayed FREE of charge to the viewers of www.gfl.tv beginning at 8pm est Thursday and the fight will be available through Saturday afternoon.

Sheika – Wilson II—The USBA Cruiserweight championship will take place Saturday April 23rd at 7:30 pm EST.

The card is presented by Peltz Boxing and will be streamed LIVE all over the world on www.gfl.tv for a price of just $9.99

To order the seven fight card which includes undefeated Jr. Welterweight sensation Ronald Cruz and undefeated Heavyweight Bryant Jennings, Click: http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Sheika_vs_Wilson__USBA_cruiserweight_title/1000

McGuinness, Lupo, Fish Top June 24th 10th Anniversary Mississauga Card

TORONTO, ON – (April 20, 2011) On Friday June 24th, United Boxing Promotions, in association with Hennessy Sports Canada, marks the tenth year of pro boxing at Mississauga’s Hershey Centre with “Friday Night at The Fights,” featuring Canada’s top warriors like NABA Lightweight champion Logan Cotton McGuinness, leading welterweight contender Victor Lupo, and heralded prospect Colin Fish.

After transforming from a raw prospect into a proven, polished contender Toronto’s Logan Cotton McGuinness (14-0-1, 7 KO’s, World Boxing Association (WBA) #12) now has his sights set on not only defending his North American crown, but adding some world title belts to his ever expanding collection.

“You’d be hard-pressed to find another fighter who has improved as dramatically as Logan has,” McGuinness’ promoter, Adam Harris of Hennessy Sports Canada, said.

“He’s now a slick and gritty boxer-puncher who can dominate someone over the distance, or chop them down with either hand.”

Romanian-born Torontonian Victor Lupo (19-1-2, 9 KO’s, WBC # 22) saw his career kick into full gear in February, when he out-willed former world champion Junior Witter (37-3-2, 22 KO’s) over 10 rough-and-tumble rounds to capture the WBC International Silver Welterweight title.

“Simply put, Victor is a pit bull,” Harris said of Lupo, who saw his WBC ranking climb 18 spots with the win over Witter.

“There isn't a fighter in the world he wouldn't try to run through to win.”

Set to make his highly anticipated Canadian professional debut is four-time national amateur champion, and one of the most lauded prospects in recent Canadian boxing history, Oshawa, Ontario’s Colin Fish. Also scheduled to step through the ropes on June 24th are top Canadian featherweight prospect Tyler Asselstine, fan favourites Phil Rose and Brandon Cook, as well as Ryan Wagner and Jeremy Abbott facing off in a local grudge match. More fights will be announced shortly for what is shaping up to be an absolutely stacked card.

“This is just a great night of boxing, and a chance for us to thank the Mississauga fans for keeping the sport going here in Southern Ontario this past decade,” said Don MacDonald of United Boxing Promotions.

“Hershey Centre boxing fans have proven over the years that if you give them a reason to keep coming back, they will stick by you.”

Tickets for this can't-miss 10th Anniversary event priced at $30 and $50 are available now at the Hershey Centre box office, or through Ticketmaster by calling (416) 872-5000 or logging onto www.ticketmaster.ca.

Article posted on 21.04.2011



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